Current approaches to assessing the quality of life in children and adolescents.

  title={Current approaches to assessing the quality of life in children and adolescents.},
  author={Elmar W. Gerharz and Christine Eiser and Christopher R J Woodhouse},
  journal={BJU international},
  volume={91 2},
Urologists are well aware of the importance of the quality of life (QoL) in determining the success of their treatments. The public are increasingly aware of this aspect of medicine. The advent of fetal ultrasonography has made knowledge of QoL in long-term survivors of congenital anomalies essential in counselling about pregnancy termination. It is becoming mandatory that clinical trials involving adults include an assessment of QoL. For children, measuring QoL has been restricted to life… CONTINUE READING

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